System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road

Using a photorealistic simulation engine, vehicles learn to drive in the real world and recover from near-crash scenarios.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
March 23, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering


The elephant in the server room

Catherine D’Ignazio’s new book, “Data Feminism,” examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 9, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: data women faculty research books-and-authors mit-press diversity-and-inclusion ethics technology-and-society artificial-intelligence machine-learning computer-science-and-technology urban-studies-and-planning school-of-architecture-and-planning


Novel method for easier scaling of quantum devices

System “recruits” defects that usually cause disruptions, using them to instead carry out quantum operations.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
March 5, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology quantum-computing nuclear-science-and-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology sensors research-laboratory-of-electronics materials-science-and-engineering physics school-of-engineering

Integrating electronics onto physical prototypes

In place of flat “breadboards,” 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
March 3, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology 3-d-printing design manufacturing electronics computer-graphics computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

Protecting sensitive metadata so it can’t be used for surveillance

System ensures hackers eavesdropping on large networks can’t find out who’s communicating and when they’re doing so.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
Feb. 26, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms cyber-security data technology-and-society computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

Cryptographic “tag of everything” could protect the supply chain

Tiny, battery-free ID chip can authenticate nearly any product to help combat losses to counterfeiting.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
Feb. 20, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms cyber-security internet-of-things electronics industry microsystems-technology-laboratory electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering


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